Bridal Fashion Week

The Top 6 Bridal Trends for 2020

 

Ah, New York Bridal Fashion Week. What a dream. TMB spent the last week in the city that doesn’t sleep, to see the latest trends from the best in bridal!

As designers exhibited their new collections, we were on the lookout for the up-and-coming trends that are sure to be in the spotlight for 2020 and 2021 weddings. Since we adore our lovely brides, we want you to be the first to know what they will be! So without further ado, here are the top 6 bridal trends we saw in New York:

1. Tiered skirts

Last season tiered skirts started to make an appearance, and this Bridal Fashion Week they proved that they were here to stay! We are in love with their dynamic shape and movement, and how they add a little extra something special, and some definite visual interest to gowns.

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2. Pleats

Pleats? Yes please. This texture and handling is one of the most gorgeous ways a designer could manipulate fabric. Pleating gives so much character to a dress, and we’re completely obsessed with the variety in which it’s being used this season.

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3. Metallic hues

Grecco highlighted the metallic hues in the their a-line gowns, rose quartz, pearl and ash. This is such a unique touch to bridal and truly something for the modern bride. It’s artistic flair sure to make you shine all throughout your day.

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4. Square necklines

This 90’s-inspired neckline is ruling the scene! It’s a super flattering, classic look, and were definitely seeing way more of it this season. Often accompanied with boning, 3D lace or draped bodices, it creates a striking scene while keeping it classy.

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5. Bows

Bows where everywhere and we were in heaven! We love the fact that designers are incorporating bows made from both heavier and lighter fabrics, so you see a range of dresses on the modern-etherial end of things, and dresses with some serious wow-factor on the structural scale.

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6. Bridal Jackets

First came the veil, then came the cape, now the bridal jacket has come to make it’s claim to fame. We saw these things EVERYWHERE during NYBFW. And for good reason. These are definitely for the bride who isn’t afraid of setting trends, and carving her own path. Lighter-than air fabrics and barely-there stitching make for a gorgeous effect, and there were plenty of structured textiles for the badass bride. The best part is? You’ll look damn fine walking down the aisle.

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Must-Haves for NYBFW

 

Ah… New York, New York. Here at TMB, we’re gearing up for our trip to New York Bridal Fashion Week and we are freaking out with excitement! Soon we’ll be in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle scouting out what the best bridal designers in the industry have created, and we promise to bring you all things beautiful. Along with the excitement comes… packing for NYBFW. A daunting task for sure, but made a little bit easier with our go-to New York must-haves.

So without further ado, here are our NYBFW necessities!


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  • Too many shoes - I am a notorious over-packer, and the number one repeat offender are my shoes. I don't plan my outfits so I need options! I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, and sometimes you need 7 pairs of shoes! (I'm not kidding, you should see the size of my suitcase)

  • Too many lipsticks - Did you read above? I am an over-packer through and through. Let's just call it being over-prepared.

  • A great read - Right now this looks like I'll Be There For You - The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller. I'm an avid fan *cough* obsessed, and this book does not disappoint!

    Bonus Packing Tip: I always bring a fun read AKA not work related and a work read AKA entrepreneurship/bad-assery.

  • Passport - Ok this may seem obvious, but I always bring my passport on any trip, who knows when things could get international! I am not one to miss a travel opportunity!

  • Aveda - Literally anything Aveda! This Damage repair helps keep my hair healthy and looking fab! I wash it a lot more in NYC to re-style and get the grime of the day off. This helps protect my hair from all the over-styling!


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  • Airpods: My podcast obsession is real! Radiolab, The Dollop, This American Life, The Endless Honeymoon, the list goes on and on. Best part is, no cords to get tangled in the armrest of the plane (or my dog’s leash on the reg.)!

  • The Ordinary Products: I found this company about two years ago and it has changed my skin forever! I usually bring about 5 different bottles but they are mini and perfect for traveling. My routine right now includes: Squalene Cleanser, Niacinamide 10% +Zinc 1%, Vitamin C Suspension 23% +HA Spheres 2%, 100% Plant-Derived Squalene and SPF 60.

  • Nightly Read: Currently reading "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo. Love this how-to novel! I can take in tips about organization for my home and daily life, and it always leaves me with inspiring ideas before I go to sleep.

  • Statement Pieces: I wear a lot of monochromatic looks at work to mix and match my wardrobe in infinite ways. However, I still love to incorporate a statement skirt or dress that stands out, and what better place to do so than in New York City!

  • Eclipse Necklace: This one is special to me because it was a wedding anniversary gift from my hubby. The Eclipse necklace by Leah Alexandra is inspired by the Croatian coast, which is where we went for our honeymoon!


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  • Kristin Ess Hair Products - If there is one thing I love it is voluminous, textured hair and well, hair goddess Kristin Ess' products deliver! You'll never catch me travelling without Kristin Ess Air Dry Sea Salt Spray, Texture Spray, and Volumizing Mousse.

  • Bold Lip Stain - In the words of Carrie Bradshaw "NYC in October screams for a bold, moody lip". Ok, maybe that isn't a direct SITC quote, but I am confident Carrie would approve rocking a long-lasting statement colour in the concrete jungle. Currently obsessed with Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink in Pioneer.

  • Strappy Black Heels - My name is Adele, and I have a high-heel addiction. I've never met a pair of heels I didn't like and these strappy black block heels from Aldo will not only keep my feet happy while running from meeting to meeting but will pair perfectly with every outfit. Win, win!

  • Faux Leather Drawstring Backpack - This chic faux leather drawstring backpack from Zara warms my heart with early 00's nostalgia. With enough room to fit my shoes, make-up bag, wallet and iPad, I can hear Cher Horowitz’s approval every time I pop it on my shoulders!

  • iPad - Perfect for editing Insta-feed worthy photos (and watching Friends on the plane)!

    Bonus Packing Tip: I don't know who needs to hear this, but girl, wash your make-up brushes before you travel and when you get home!

 

TMB in NYC: Top 5 Trends We Saw at NYC Bridal Market

 
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We came, we saw, we fell head over heels for all the wedding dresses at 2018 NYC Bridal Market!

If you were following along with our Instagram stories this past weekend, you would have noticed we were a wee-bit excited about everything we saw at 2018 NYC October Bridal Market! We met with amazing designers we currently carry and we were in complete awe of their newest collections. We also met with some new designers who we will be bringing into the boutique and can’t wait to tell you more about.

Before we dish on all the new styles and designers that will be coming to TMB in Spring 2019, we wanted to break down the ‘Top 5 Bridal Trends We Saw in NYC’!

  1.  Unconventional Fabric - Swiss dot, intertwined honeycomb sponge mesh, and bee lace (yes you read that right, literal lace bees on a dress)!

  2. Bell Sleeves – Get ready ladies, flowing sleeves are coming and we just cannot wait for you to fall in love with them as much as we did! The bell sleeves give off a super romantic and fun vibe for your wedding day.

  3. 90’s Necklines – We’re talking crescent necklines and straight across necklines, so think Alicia Silverstone as Clueless’ Cher Horowitz in that infamous red dress or Rachael Lee Cook in She’s All That, ahh gorgeous!

  4. Cut Outs – Cut outs are still very much a thing in bridal and we couldn’t be happier about it; nothing like a little peak-a-boo to modernize your dress!

  5. New Individual Lines – We saw a lot of young entrepreneurial women who are shaping the future of bridal! We’re predicting that the bridal world is on a shift from a big box wedding dress production to individually-inspired dress designs with young entrepreneurial woman at the helm of their very own lines.

That’s it for now babes, but stay tuned for a complete vlog recap of our NYC trip! #TMBinNYC